We have your solution for Christmas activities for kids!  We have scoured the internet, our favorite blogs and found what we think is an AWESOME list of things to do with kids during the holidays.

Christmas Activities for Kids

Homemade Christmas Ornaments

Let’s start todays Christmas activities for kids extravaganza with homemade ornaments.  It is something that can be fun as an activity and then even more fun for the family to rediscover next year when unpacking Christmas ornaments.  Here is a list of 18 Homemade Christmas Ornaments:

Cinnamon Stick Stars

Egg carton Christmas trees

Santa hat ornaments

Tin Foil Trees

Cotton Bud Snowflakes

Ornaments with Kids Art

Mini Shrinky Ornaments

Santa Bell Ornament

Paper mache Christmas Baubles

Snowman bulb ornaments

Recycled lid snowman ornament

Japanese Paper Ornaments

Salt Dough Ornaments

Picture snow globe ornaments

Popsicle Stick Ornaments

Button Jingle Bells

Shower Curtain Wreaths

Marble painted glass ornaments

Homemade Gifts for kids  Homemade Gifts

These Christmas activities for kids double as gifts.  Genius, eh?

You can keep the kids busy while checking off your gift list.  These 12 ideas range in age, but they are all geared for kids to make.

Holly Jolly Notepads

Homemade Checkers with Duct Tape  

Christmas sticker jewelry

Homemade Snowflake Puzzle

Jingle Bell Bracelet

Snowman bubbles

Spinning top

Chalkboard Gingerbread Men

Dough snowman and accessory kit

Potted plant kit gift

Snowman in a Jar

Christmas crafts for kids

Christmas Crafts for Kids

Now let’s get down to the nitty, gritty of holiday fun…crafts.  The wonderful thing about Christmas crafts for kids is that it is all about the process and if something accidentally turns out as a work of art, it is a bonus!

Glowing Christmas tree jars

Nativity Peg Dolls

Button Snowflake Crafts  

Make a Christmas rhythm instrument

Paper Plate Angel  

Decorating clear ball ornaments

Gingerbread Cloud Dough play

Handprint cards

Toddler-made Christmas cards

Paper plate Santa

Simple Christmas Cards

Tri Bead Stars

Creating bows from pipe cleaners

Family handprint Christmas Tree

Christmas activities for kids

 Christmas Activities for Kids

I know.  I know.  We are talking about all sorts of Christmas activities for kids, but these are especially activity-ish.  The goal here is to keep them busy, but a few of these will sneak in a bit of learning as well.

 Reindeer counting

Letter to Santa  

15 Picture Books about the Nativity

Santa letter writing party

Christmas songs for kids

Play with Christmas scented play dough

Candy Cane Science Experiment

Playing with Felt Christmas Cookies

Christmas Math Unit

Making Frost Science Experiment  

Melting snowman ice cream  

Red/Green Sorting M&M Wreaths

Magnetic Christmas Tree

Christmas shape puzzle

Snow Dough with out the cold

Cinnamon Sparkle Sensory Tub

Easy way for toddler to write to Santa

A whole bunch of Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Make a Nativity box

Candy Cane Goo

Christmas Shadow Puppets

Baking for the Fireman

Creating cards for heroes

Salt Dough at Christmas

Winter Wonderland Sensory Bin

Geometric Shape Nativity Scene

Christmas art for kids

Christmas Art

We are rounding up our Christmas activities for kids round up with Christmas art.  These are activities that really end up beautifully and in several cases teach art concepts.

 Homemade Wrapping Paper

Transforming Kids Art into Christmas Cards

Christmas tree art

Tissue Paper Christmas Trees  

Christmas Lanterns

Check out these ideas for a Christmas eve Christmas box!

May your Christmas be merry with activity!

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  1. Awesome list! Pinned it to my Christmas board.

    I love that play dough Christmas tree photo – so sweet!

  2. What a list!!! You will need several childhoods to fully enjoy all the gorgeous ideas featured here.

    Thank you sooooo much for including our spinning tops. We are very proud to be part of your great selection.

  3. I love all the ideas for homemade ornaments. My parents still have all the ornaments we made as children and it is our favorite part about decorating the tree. Ah, the memories.

  4. Now that is a comprehensive list! Thanks so much for featuring our cork stamping christmas tree card craft “christmas tree art” – I am thrilled you like it 🙂